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  • #46
    Re: Ariel Sharon vs Wolf Blitzer

    Sorry, have a friend by the other spelling so I'm into the habit of spelling the other way. Point was obvious though even with spelling mistake.

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    • #47
      Re: Ariel Sharon vs Wolf Blitzer

      a few more paradoxes for Garry...

      what's the shortest distance (measured by time) between two points??

      a straight line or a curve....

      provably it is the latter.....and just conduct a little physics experiment..

      Have a point say at eye level height, and have a LONG straight ruler which extents about 20 feet to the floor.

      Now have a rubber curved device, made of the same stuff as the ruler, so friction is the same, and have this curved device extented from the same point as eye level to the same point on the floor...

      Ya got TWO marbles, and now we have the RACE and the proof....

      do it and you'll find the MARBLE along the CURVE beats the MARBLE along the straight edge...

      voila...it is magic the curve is the shortest distance...

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      • #48
        Re: Ariel Sharon vs Wolf Blitzer

        'what's the shortest distance (measured by time) between two points??'

        Az2: If you are going to berate GH you might as well be accurate. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line no matter how you measure it.

        What I presume you are describing is the Brachitochrone, the curve of fastest descent between two non-horizontal points and known for over 400 years.

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        • #49
          Re: Ariel Sharon vs Wolf Blitzer

          Ah, yes, Brachitochrone...a fabulous cure for the heebie-jeebies.

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          • #50
            Re: Ariel Sharon vs Wolf Blitzer

            conor, you've got it right....

            there are all sorts of marvels in match and physics...

            Kurt Godel is my favorite...


            All systems are either incomplete, NOT sufficiently complex or INTERNALLY contradictory...

            or something close to what I've posted above...

            The other example of the curve and the straight line is just my favorite example of how counter intuitive this world can be.

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